---Some say that running a marathon is the 'pinnacle of achievement' for elite athletes and everyday runners. While I am sure that is very true, afterall this will be my FIRST MARATHON, I think the real 'pinnacle of achievement' for me will be fundraising $2,000 for the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation.
---This foundation's work is very important to me! One of my very good friends, Ashley Burrow, lost her only child, Angelina Rossi Burrow, to this disease at just 19 months old. I was devstated for my friend and her husband Andrew. I felt helpless and wanted nothing but to 'fix it' for them. While I know that I can't bring Angie back for them, what I can do is help the new angel that is Angie spread HOPE, FAITH & LOVE to other families whose children are suffering with this disease.
$25-$49 Donation Level = Inspirational quote given to you by me
$50-$74 Donation Level = Your name on the back of my race shirt during the marathon + the previous donation gift.
$75-$99 Donation Level = Shout out to YOU from ME before the marathon on FB live + previous donation gifts.
$100-$149 Donation Level = Choose a dance move for me to perform after the marathon* + previous donation gifts.
$150+ Donation Level = Choose a song for me to sing in public* + previous donation gifts.
(Note: donation amounts can be cumulative, you don't have to donate one large sum, you have the option to donate here and there smaller amounts, just keep all your donations under the same name, so I can keep a tab on your total donation(s) for your gift qualification.)
---Every penny raised for Mito kids has the potential to save their lives. Every 30 minutes at child is born, who will develop mitochondrial disease by age 10. A lot of those children may not even live to see their 2nd birthday, just like Baby Angie.
---There is currently NO CURE for this disease, BUT YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE with your donation today!
YOUR MONEY => RESOURCES => RESEARCH => LEARNING => SOLVING => BREAKTHROUGHS => A CURE!!!!!!!!
What are you waiting for?
Donate to Save!!!
*Length of time and appropriateness at my discretion.